txt From the 70's to 2007 the open source .txt filename extension format commonly referred to plain text documents encoded using the ASCII character set. To support internationalization and localization, .txt text documents are today text files encoded using the UTF-8 or UTF-16LE standard which is a superset of the ASCII character set. Text documents of type .txt typically have minimal formatting for example no support for bold or italic characters or support for bullet points etc. This allows .txt documents to use minimum storage space and be platform independent as long as the operating system supports the underlying encoding character set used to create the .txt document. On windows .txt file support has existed since 1985 when Windows 1.0 was released and since then has been mostly associated with the notepad application on Microsoft Windows.
mobi The .mobi filename extension is an eBook file format developed by French company MobiPocket for their ebook readers for mobile phones and PDAs. The company was later acquired by book reseller and online store company Amazon in 2005, a deal which included the mobi format asset. The mobi file format is mostly associated with the mobipocket software package as well as early versions of Amazon's kindle ebook reader device. The format is considered cross platform given its compatibility with several devices including most smartphones that have compatible readers installed. But although mobi files still exist in circulation, the format was superseded by Amazon's AZW format when support and further development of mobi ceased in 2011.